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Bishop to hold Mass for Father Joe

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Bishop William Callahan will preside over a Mass to start the process of sainthood for a Diocese priest.

According to the Diocese, Bishop Callahan will Inaugurate the Cause for Beatification and Canonization of Father Joseph Walijewski on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman in La Crosse.

Father Walijewski served the Diocese in Peru running an orphanage and churches during his time there. 

In March, Bishop Callahan announced the start of the process of having Father Joe, as he was known, named as a saint.

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